The decision to make a change is no surprise after Seibert missed both of his attempts in Sunday’s loss to the Ravens. Seibert missed both an extra point and a 41-yard field goal attempt. Neither of his two kickoffs reached the end zone and both were returned beyond the 25-yard line.
The Bucs have brought in veteran kickers Ryan Succop and Cody Parkey as potential competition. The two have started the process of COVID-19 testing and should be able to work out Monday, with one or both signed Tuesday to compete with Matt Gay for the Bucs’ kicking job.
“Competition is going to breed success, and the potential of our team this year is super-high, and the kicking position is very important,” Gay said Sunday. “Obviously, they’re going to look for who they can feel confident going into the season with. If I come in and do my thing, do my part, I feel confident in myself (that if) I take care of what I’m doing, that’ll be me going into the season.”
Gay may have helped put himself ahead in the last three days as he hit both of his field goals in Friday’s scrimmage at Raymond James Stadium, but he’s facing even more competition for his job in the last week before NFL teams make their final cuts.